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Airline Service Review: FlyOne (5F) Chisinau, Moldova (KIV) to Dublin, Ireland (DUB)

Airline Service Review: FlyOne Chisinau, Moldova (KIV) to Dublin, Ireland (DUB)





5F711/25Jun2017
Chisinau, Moldova (KIV) to Dublin, Ireland (DUB)
Airbus A320 | EK32008

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I was at the end of a trip with JayWay Travel after exploring some cities in Romania as well as Moldova. It was time to get back and they booked me on FlyOne from Chisinau to Dublin, Ireland (DUB).

I was excited as this would be my first time flying this airline.

You can watch the video of the journey here as well as read this post to find out how it all went.

 

Booking the Flights

My flight was booked by JayWay Travel, but you can start by using Momondo.com as well as Google Flights.

Their Web site is available in English, Russian and Romanian.

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Home page of web site
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Home page of web site

Like all low cost carriers, you have to pay for what they call the “Extras,” checked bags, seats, meal, sports equipment.

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Extras
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Extras

You may also pay for a check-in fee (I paid this at the airport) as well as take trip insurance. I always take Trip Insurance; I have my own from Allianz who has  several options for you. Check them out here.

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Trip Insurance and Check-in Fee
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Trip Insurance and Check-in Fee

Meal On Board

You can purchase a meal before your flight. They have a few choices for you.

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Meal On Board
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Meal On Board

Seat Map

You can pick your seats before the flight for a charge of 3 to 10 Euros.

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland SeatMaps
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland SeatMaps

There is also a transaction fee of 2.56 EUR to use a credit card.



 

Departure Day

I got picked up by transportation that was arranged by JayWay Travel. The guy was cool and also stopped by an old church, the Muzeul Satului. He says they move it around from time to time. An amazing place.

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Muzeul Satului
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Muzeul Satului

On the way to the airport they have an old airplane, a Tupolve TU-134 with “Moldova” written on the side of it. Very cool to see.

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Antonov TU-134
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Antonov TU-134

 

Airport Check-In

Check-in was simple as there was no one there. However, I was not able to check-in online so I had to pay a fee when I got to the airport. The kicker though is that the fee had to be paid in local currency of which I had none. So I had to get some change, grr… To add insult to injury, I misunderstood the amount needed and changed out too much.

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Check-in Desk
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Check-in Desk

Once that was over, I wandered around a bit and then headed through security which was a breeze.

Airport Security

This was quite easy and there were no issues.



Airport Club

There is actually a Business Lounge right next to Gate 1, no Priority Pass Lounges were available.

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Business Lounge
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Business Lounge

Gate Experience

Once at the gate, I just waited around and explored the are a bit. It’s big enough, but this is a smaller airport. There if course is a Duty Free area and plenty of seats.

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Gate Area
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Gate Area

 

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Gates
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Gates

Boarding

Boarding was at Gate 1 via a bus to the plane.

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Boarding at Gate 1
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Boarding at Gate 1

 

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airside
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airside

The bus took us to the airplane which was not too far away. We then alighted and boarded by both the front and rear stairs. Although I had a seat at the front, which is unusual for me, but that was the only window available, I boarded at the rear so I could one, use the rear stairs and two check out the plane a bit more.

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 On Ramp
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 On Ramp

I made my way to my seat, hoping to have a middle empty seat, but that was not the case. The couple seemed nice, but never said a word to me the entire flight.

The airplane is configured in a 3-3 layout.

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 Interior
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 Interior

 

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 Boarding Interior
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 Boarding Interior

 

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 Boarding Window Seat
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 Boarding Window Seat

Legroom

There’s not much legroom on this airplane; it is all Economy class and they packed us in.

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 Boarding Legroom
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 Boarding Legroom

Now I did notice that this airplane is owned by Atlantis European Airways as denoted by the seatmap.

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 Boarding Atlantis European Airways
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 Boarding Atlantis European Airways



Takeoff

This airport only has one active runway, so after pushback, we had to take the runway as a taxiway and then turn around and use it as a runway.

 

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 Runway 26 KIV
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 Runway 26 KIV

I did notice they were building a taxiway though, so by the time you read this, it may be completed.

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 new taxiway
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 new taxiway

It was an absolutely beautiful day so I could see for miles.

v\FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 Takeoff
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 Takeoff

The Inflight Service

Soon after takeoff, the flight attendants started their service of water, drinks and a sandwich; all complimentary.

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 Inflight
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 Inflight
FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 In-flight Sandwich
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 In-flight Sandwich
FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 In-flight Drinks
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 In-flight Drinks
FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 Inflight service
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 Inflight service

Inflight Entertainment

There is no inflight entertainment on this flight, you just had to enjoy the view outside or read a book.

 

Landing

Soon, it was time for landing as we approached the Irish coast. It was a picture perfect day and a great end to the flight.

FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 Irish Coast
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 Irish Coast
FlyOne - Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 Dublin Airport Area
FlyOne – Airline Service Review of Chisinau, Moldova to Dublin, Ireland Airbus A320 Dublin Airport Area

It was also great to see the airplanes at Dublin International when we landed.

 

Final Thoughts

Great flight and great service. Thanks.

Have you flown FlyOne? What do you think?

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